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Farmhouse Cooking Class from Marrakech
"A private guide will pick you up from your centrally located hotel or nearby your riad at 9:30am to start the day. Board the air-conditioned vehicle and head out to a farm just outside of Marrakech. There you will be introduced to a local Moroccan cook who will lead you in how to prepare a traditional meal. The main course changes daily with vegetarian or gluten-free options available. Included in the lesson will be how to make side dishes such as bread salad and crepes. As you prepare your meal participate in the famous ""Guess the Spices"" test. In this game you will be given samples of spices that are not yet labeled then you must smell the jars to guess which spice is inside. The winner will be the one who guesses the most correct spices! Once you have finished cooking your meal
From EUR55.00
 
3-Day Private Trip to the Draa Valley from Marrakech
"Day 1: Marrakech – Aït benhaddou - Oasis Fint (D)At approximately 8:00am your driver will pick you up at your hotel or on the nearest parking area if you are in a riad. Depart from Marrakech by the Tizi N’Tichka pass and Berber villages on the side of the mountain. The driver will make various stops so you may attain beautifu for a visit to the Kasbah which dates back to the 11th century and is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Proceed to Ouarzazate then directly to Oasis Fint a lost magnificent greenery case in the middle of nowhere. Walk alone into the Oasis if you like as the driver gives you general information about it. Head to your guesthouse where you will enjoy a late dinner. Overnight: Oasis Flint guesthouse ) Depart towards the Tizi Tiniffift pass comprised of lunar landscapes and head in the direction of Agdz. Visit Tamnougalt Kasbah and the palm grove alone. Continue along Draa valley in edge of Oued
From EUR154.00
 
Private Day Trip: Imlil Village and Kik Plateau with Lunch from Marrakech
"Your driver will meet you at your hotel at 9:00am. Leaving Marrakech in a private vehicle head through the small winding roads that go in between the rocks and steep gorges at the front end of Asni. A famous place of rendezvous for villagers throughout the region famous for its souk on Saturday. Stop for a visit by yourself at the market and the famous parking lot meeting with your local guide for a walk around to the Kasbah the waterfalls and back by a village perched on the heights of Imlil. Next have a traditional Berber meal in a family home. After lunch return to the vehicle and back with your driver to Asni road then the kik plateau where stunning valleys can be seen. There will be time for a stop at Lake Takerkoust before returning to your hotel around 5:00pm. The mountain walk does not presen
From EUR43.00

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Ourika Valley & Quad Biking!!

Doing the Ourika Valley and Quad Bikes are a definite must in Marrakech, this way you have fun and enjoy the scenic surroundings around you.

Ourika valley with views of the Atlas mountains and Quads with the views of the Palamaraie grove plantations!

hussaima
Mar 01, 2010

Escape the Madness for Stunning Views

A trip to the Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains is a real visual treat and a great way to escape the madness of the city for a day/few hours!

We booked a trip with TTHP Maroc-Excursion, a company recommended by our riad. The guide/driver was excellent; a great driver on some bumpy, tricky roads; spoke excellent English and was a very friendly guy. I'd highly recommend using this company.

But whoever you book with, don't miss this trip. It really is beautiful!

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mandybailey
Dec 23, 2009

ourika valley

Located in the magical Ourika valley at the foot of the Atlas mountains just one hour transfer from the centre of Marrakech city. This river has both an upper, middle and lower section. It is a half day rafting trip on each section or the sections can be combined to offer a full day rafting trip. This means that adventure seekers of all abilities will find a river trip that is suitable to their age and ability. Included are all equipment and collect and return from the centre of Marrakech . The Ourika river is grade 2-4 plus. The upper and middle sections provide steep and technical rafting!

The Ourika Valley is a very popular tourist destination for both visitors and Moroccans. The stunning back drop of the often snow covered Atlas mountains along with the steep sided gorge with the Ourika river running its length make this a must visit destination for those in Marrakech who want to get out of the hustle and the heat. Rafting trips here are a bit of a spectator sport and you will have all the local children and villagers clapping and cheering you as you pass down the river.

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hanspeter_W.
Aug 24, 2009

Ourika is like an oasis in the desert

If you like to go around Marrakesh, Ourika is a good choice. You take a petit taxi for the grand taxi stop which is outside of the city. You find the taxi for Ourika and begin to bargain. 250 dh. is ok for roudtrip and then begin to climb the Atlas Mountains. When you reach Ourika, you must climb the waterfalls(Cataract) with childrens guidance for 5-15 dh. You feel the cool and begin to return.

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karam33
Oct 20, 2006
 
 
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Oureka Valley

The Oureka Valley is about 1 hour from Marrakech (by taxi). Good place to escape from the heat of the city.

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Aug 22, 2006

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